The plot of one of the early Channel Four films is sweet and simple. Boy likes girl at school, but is too embarrassed to confront her. Alan relates everything to a running cricket commentary (provided superbly by John Arlott) right up to the will he, won't he finale, when he has to kiss Ann in a school play. Written by
Did You Know?
This film, set in a London grammar school during the 1940s, was filmed at two English schools. These were Cardinal Vaughan School at Addison Road, Kensington and Wimbledon Chase Primary School (aka Wimbledon Chase Middle School) at Merton Hall Road, Wimbledon, both in the city of London in England. See more
When Alan, Ann and Geoffrey walk home from school after rehearsing for the school play, the top deck of a modern (probably late 1970s) double-decker bus is visible at the far end of the alley. In the same scene, opposite the side-road that leads to the alley, is a modern Warboys-design (post-1964) "no cycling" sign. See more
[Alan has finally kissed Ann
John Arlott - Cricket Commentator
And Duckworth has done it. England have won the most dramatic victory in the history of cricket. The entire crowd - and I'll wager the entire nation - rises to its feet in homage to Quack-Quack Duckworth who went to the wicket a boy... and came back a man.